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Have you ever been broken down?

Posted by appolus on March 7, 2012

Have you ever been broken down? Have you ever been totally defeated in this life? It could have been before coming to Christ, it could have happened to you after coming to Christ, but whenever it happened it left you for dead, it left you weeping. It robbed you of your song in the night, it silenced your praise, it left you hopeless for a time. It left you feeling that there was no way ahead, that everything that you ever had was lost? Inside you seemed to feel nothing.

You looked for refuge but seemingly could find none. And just when you feel that things could not get worse, here comes another blow. And, at the very edge of sanity, the very edge, the very edge of falling over you let a cry come from the depths of your soul that you did not even know existed and you heard a voice “Enough.”

In psalm 137 the children of Israel sat and wept by the rivers of Babylon. Even in total defeat their enemies taunt them. Have you discovered that the enemy of your soul is merciless? Have you heard the accusers voice roaring in your ears ” where’s your songs of victory now Christian?” And the children of Israel hung their harps upon the willow trees, the weeping willow trees. Oh the tragedy of losing your song in the night, falling foul to the fowlers snare.

Yet brothers and sisters we are not the children of Israel by the rivers of Babylon. We are the redeemed of the Lord. Your God will hear your cry, He will not leave you Fatherless, He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will be found, He will be found. If you find yourself in a dark place tonight, if you find that you have lost your song in the night, cry out to Jesus, cry out to Jesus.

With all of your heart and your mind and your soul, cry out to Jesus. He loves you with an everlasting love. He has not abandoned you. Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will raise you up. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you, He will………..

Psalm 137 poem

I went into the world and it broke me down
And the lord of this world said ” now where’s your crown”
And the truth of it was I had nothing left inside
I had no where to run, I had no where to hide

Somewhere along the path the night had stole my song
I had danced with the devil and right became wrong
He had gouged out my eyes and I could not see
I had hung my heart on the weeping willow tree

And in the blackness of the night I stumbled along
Abandoned and broken and without my song
The devil he danced and shrieked with delight
He was lord of the darkness he was lord of the night

I was tortured and tormented night and day
I was chained and whipped on my hell-bound way
And my tormentors they never gave me a moment of respite
As they tore at my flesh by day and by night

I cried out to God and He said “Enough”
He came and redeemed me, He redeemed me with Love
And the devil and my tormentors they all did flee
From Christ my Lord on Calvary

He raised me up and He replaced my heart
That was His plan, right from the start
And by His mercy my wrong became right
And He gave me back my song in the night

I once was blinded and now I could see
What the Lord my God did on Calvary
And from that day on I walked in love
Redeemed by my Jesus who came down from above.

This is from a book called,’The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s life’, by CH Spurgeon

“And the Lord turned the captivity of Job.” Beloved brother in Christ, you have had a long captivity in affliction. God has sold you into the hand of your adversaries,and you have wept by the waters of Babylon, hanging your harp upon the willows. Despair not ! He who turned the captivity of Job can turn yours as the streams in the south. He shall make your vineyard to blossom and your field to yield her fruit again. You shall again come forth with those who rejoice, and once more shall the song of gladness be on your lips. Let not despair rivet its cruel fetters about your soul. Hope yet, for there is hope. Trust thou still for there is ground of confidence. He shall bring you up from the land of your captivity, and you shall say of Him, Thou has turned for me my mourning into dancing” (Psalm 30:11)

2 Responses to “Have you ever been broken down?”

  1. Donna said

    Dear Frank,
    Bless the Lord! Thank you so much for this beautiful Psalm! It truly warms my heart.

    Yes, I truly have been broken down too many times to count or remember, yet at the same time I can say that Jesus was always there to rescue me or renew me & guide me or just let me sob in His comforting arms. Broken down, sobbing from the depths of my being, as though dead & yet alive, depressed, sad, seemingly forsaken, lonely, anxious, etc. both before & after I have come to the Lord & into His Kingdom.

    I do hear some messages on ‘christrian’ radio & I have read some inferences to being depressed or lonely or whatever w/ some suggestions for help or recovery but usually it does not concern any real traumas which only certain people can address. Christian counseling has definitely helped as a support. Also, EMDR is a wonderful help for those who have been traumatized either by an accident or being in a war & combat zone or having been raped or sexually assaulted, etc. There are a lot of people out there, both women & men who have not yet gotten the help that they need & I encourage them to never give up asking our Lord for His guidance & direction for you. He personally cares for each one of us & is committed to the end! Praise His wonderful Name!!!

    • appolus said

      Amen Donna, there are a lot of people out there struggling and as you rightly say “He personally cares for each one of us & is committed to the end! Praise His wonderful Name!!!” Yes, praise His wonderful name……………………….bro Frank

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